# What is the opposite and reciprocal of 6/5?

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Jun 23, 2015

The *opposite* of

The *reciprocal* of

#### Explanation:

The *opposite* of a number is its additive inverse.

In our example:

In general, the *opposite* of

If you think of these two numbers sitting on the real line, then they are on opposite sides of the origin,

The *reciprocal* of a number is its multiplicative inverse.

In our example:

In general, the *reciprocal* of

Notice that the reciprocal of